Stop or be fined at children’s crossings
A MOTORIST who allegedly failed to stop at a children’s crossing in Wangaratta last week has been charged by police.
Leading Senior Constable Lucy Smith of Wangaratta police said the fully licensed motorist has been charged with failing to stop and remain stationary at a children’s crossing in relation to the October 30 incident.
“Some motorists may not know the distinction between a pedestrian crossing and a children’s crossing,” she told the
“With school crossings, the law is that vehicles must stop at the hand-held stop sign or if a pedestrian is crossing the street.
“Vehicles must remain stationary until all people - including the lollipop person - are off the entire crossing before driving through.
“Failing to stop at a children’s crossing can incur a $396 fine and the loss of three demerit points.”
However, Lead Sen Const Smith said in some cases where there is a median strip, the crossing should be treated as two separate crossings.